Dr Cheng Xiau San

Senior Lecturer 
School of Engineering

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Dr. Cheng graduated with a BSc degree in Applied Physics from University of Malaya (UM). She was an Optical Engineer for camera modules company and had developed various optical tests for product characterization from design to the manufacturing stage. She obtained a PhD degree in Engineering from UM in 2013, research on Photonics devices, optical fiber laser and amplifier. She is a member of Optical Society of Malaysia and Malaysia Institute of Physics. She serves as a technical program and publication committee member of a few conferences in the area of Photonics. To date, she has published over 35 articles in journals and conferences on her work. Her research interests include ultrafast laser and optical fiber sensing.

  • PhD (University of Malaya)
  • Master of Science (University of Malaya)
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours in Applied Physics, University of Malaya)
  • Physics for Engineers
  • Electromagnetic Field Theory and Applications
  • Introduction to Optoelectronics Devices
Research & Publications
2019Flat-gain and wide-band partial double-pass erbium co-doped fiber amplifier with hybrid gain medium, Optical Fiber Technology, Vol 52, 101952, 2019.

Self‐generating Brillouin fiber laser using highly nonlinear hafnium bismuth erbium‐doped fiber, Microwave and Optical Technology,  Microwave and Optical Technology, 61 (6), 1651-1655, 2019.
The effect of 980 nm and 1480 nm pumping on the performance of newly Hafnium Bismuth Erbium-doped fiber amplifier, Journal of Physics: Conference Series 1151 (1), 012013, 2019.
Investigation of the Brillouin effect in highly nonlinear hafnium bismuth erbium doped fiber, Microwave and Optical Technology Letters 61 (1), 173-177, 2019.
2018Molybdenum disulfide saturable absorber for eye-safe mode-locked fiber laser generation, Journal of Nonlinear Optical Physics & Materials 27 (01), 1850010, 2018.

Research Grant / Consultancy Project
Title: Ultra short Mode-locked Pulse Fiber Laser
Duration: 2018 - 2020
Sponsor/Grant: KDU University Research Grant
PhD Thesis :  Multi-wavelength Brillouin fiber laser using nonlinear gain medium (2018-ongoing)
Ms Aminah Binti Ahmad (co-supervised with Prof. S.W.Harun, Engineering, UM)